Just For Kids to host 3 events in Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse prevention month and Genesee County is doing its part in raising awareness as cases continue to rise in the county. A child with a Court Appoint Special Advocate volunteer, however, will leave the foster care system two-and-a-half months earlier, on average, compared to a child without a CASA volunteer. Additionally, at the request of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Mayor GT Bynum has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Tulsa.

Ellis said the project is also to highlight and honor the kids that have been through the program. This resource presents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help prevent child abuse and neglect. "Anybody who has contact with a person in need will introduce them to Safe Families, and they can utilize the services of the Safe Families program".

PCCT's Executive Director, Kristine D. Bridges, states, "Child abuse and neglect are important issues in our community".

The 15 Judicial District Child Advocacy Center represents Wilson, Smith, Macon, Jackson and Trousdale counties. In 2015, DCS substantiated 19 cases of sexual abuse, 12 cases of physical abuse and 114 cases of neglect in Decatur County alone.

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"We want children to experience life. without the stress or worry", says Zoe Lyons, Director for the Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services.

Yes, we have some bad child abuse statistics in Clatsop County.

"DHS is invested in keeping children safe and protecting them from harm but we can not do it alone".

The agency implores all community members to report suspected child abuse, however, and hosted its annual child abuse prevention breakfast Monday.

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"Every one blowing in the wind you can think that that's one happy child that didn't suffer abuse today", Dean Newman said.

Fittingly, this year's theme is "Working Together to Strengthen Montana Families".

It will be a competition between those establishments to see which one can post the most pictures affiliated with their business to Facebook and the CAC's page.

"Fortunately, we don't have to call on children's services often, but when we do, they're there for us", Monroeville Local Schools Superintendent Ralph Moore said. The specialized docket was created through a federal grant in September, and provides "intensive services for parents" of minors with an identified substance abuse problem, Rader said.

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He added: “Our children are our future society and we have a duty to educate and to prepare them for that future free of the generational burdens that abuse can produce.”.


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